Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

Latest Posts

Windows Home Server patch is out

Hewlett Packard now has its hands on the Windows Home Server (WHS) update for which it decided to delay its MediaSmart Home Server, according to Watch for more information from Microsoft next week on the post-RTM WHS update.

September 20, 2007 by


Microsoft offers Oracle defectors up to 50 percent off SQL Server

Microsoft officials announced on September 19 that they have no plans to increase the price of SQL Server 2008 beyond what the company already charges for SQL Server 2005. Microsoft execs also announced that, starting today, customers who migrate from Oracle to SQL Server will get up to a 50 percent discount. Of course, there's a catch: You also need to be signed up for Software Assurance to get the reduced rate.

September 19, 2007 by


Office 2007: 70 million not served

A report last week that Microsoft had sold 70 million copies of Office 2007 since the product was released to manufacturing turned out to be wrong. Microsoft says it sold 70 million copies of all versions of Office during its past fiscal year. What percentage of those were Office 2007? Microsoft still won't comment.

September 18, 2007 by


Microsoft to add new commerce functionality to Office Live

Microsoft has made available to a select set of private beta testers new commerce functionality that it plans to add to its Office Live services. Office Live Store Manager seems to be a new set of features/functionality that Microsoft is planning to add to one or more of its existing Office Live Small Business SKUs.

September 17, 2007 by